Current Status

  • Global Astrophysics Data Resources Loosely Connected By the Internet

    • Observational data archives or repositories
    • Derived data products (astronomical catalogs, browse images, video)
    • Data analysis packages
    • Visualization/presentation packages
    • Special services (bibliography, discipline-specific knowledge bases, directories)
  • Distributed Storage, Processing, and Management

    • Multispectral surveys (Data volume ~ terabytes)
    • Islands of Information?

    Requires both Vertical and Horizontal Integration

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